is about a remote area in west central British Columbia, Canada
called the West Chilcotin. Surrounded by numerous glacial mountain
ranges, alpine lakes teeming with wild Rainbow Trout, and full
of wildlife. Living here goes from no running water or electricity
to spacious log homes with all the conveniences and without
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Fast Dying Fall
Fall seems determined to deteriorate and let Old Man Winter
in. That little cold snap from Thursday night
pretty much did in any annual flowers left outside. The
next morning after it had warmed up from a low of -5 and
the sun was shining brightly, I set the tomato vine back
out on the deck. Even though the thermometer on the front
deck registered 10C or about 50F in the sun, it was still
sitting on freezing in the shade and the air had a pretty
crisp feel to it so I brought the tomato plant back in.
It hasn't been back outside since and probably won't be.
You hate to give up on a plant that's loaded with cherry
tomatoes in the process of ripening. It's not often you
get that burst of sunshine in your mouth that biting on
a fresh sun ripened tomato will give you.
Yesterday started out grim and just got worse. It
snowed most of the day although it didn't stick to the
still warm ground. Made things pretty messy though.
Andy called from Anahim Lake to tell me that someone said
we were supposed to get eight inches of the white stuff
so I dove outside to start picking stuff up. You know,
gardening tools, shovels, hoses, extension cords, sprinklers
and various other implements that you use throughout the
summer. Although this is pretty early for a snow
to come and stay, it's a good warning. I've been
caught flat footed before in years past when winter would
slam in early and fast. Or not even early. Sometimes you
can have a long balmy fall. Then you get an unexpected
two foot snowfall and you can pretty much kiss anything
you left lying about good-bye until spring.
It might be of small importance except that we run snowmobiles
all about this property in the winter and you don't want
to run over anything you'll damage or that might damage
the sled. Nor do you want to get started doing something
in the spring but can't because something is still frozen
into the ground. We had that happen with a decorative
sprinkler late last winter and early spring when we wanted
to start dropping the beetle killed pine. We finally unbolted
this tall copper sprinkler from its base to keep it from
being flattened, but had to wait for a while for the ground
to thaw enough to remove the base. I think only one tree
hit it so it wasn't damaged too badly.
Many of the folks from Nimpo Lake were invited to
go to a retirement party and pig roast at this end of
the lake yesterday evening. The owner of Crazy
Bear has sold his remote fishing lodge and though not
leaving the country completely, (he still has a summer
cabin here on the lake) he is out of the business now.
I felt badly for him because this outdoor function was
not going to be pleasant for anyone with wet sloppy snow
coming down. But as with most things, little miracles
always occur when you need them. By late afternoon a wind
came up, blew the clouds away and the sun was shining
by the time Mr. pig came off the spit. It was still
a little breezy and cool but nothing two big bonfires
and a lot of liquid antifreeze couldn't fix.
It's too bad we don't have more functions or neighborhood
block parties in the area. It's nice to visit with people
you might see in passing at the post office or wave to
on the road and even nicer to converse with folks you've
never met before or see rarely. But I think most
of us that really like the Chilcotin are actually hermits
by nature. We like it peaceful and quiet so you
never think to have parties that often. And of course
most of us are too lazy or too busy to do the organizing
required to get something going. So hats off to
Carol Webb and the rest of her family who did a tremendous
job of putting this together as well as providing
that terrific homegrown pig. And my personal thanks to
all the other folks that helped out or brought some grits
because I don't know about anyone else, but I sure enjoyed
We have some new computer equipment in the house and that's
always a mixed blessing. Andy's computer has been completely
rebuilt by his brother and for all intents and purposes
is now a new computer. With that always
comes problems and a heightened frustration level when
things like printers and Internet hookups don't work.
We finally shut down his computer last night because we
had Frank's party to go to and when Andy started up the
computer this morning, everything worked fine. Maybe
there's a good lesson in life there. If things are getting
you down, get up and walk away.
I got a new toy too. Two of them, in fact. The first is
a flash drive which I have admired since seeing them hanging
around the necks of all the Forestry logistics people
at the fire camp in Anahim Lake during the Lonesome Lake
forest fire. However, I've been eyeballing the price tag
for three years now and just haven't been able to justify
putting out that kind of money on memory backup when I
can utilize rewritable CDs and a portable hard drive I
received for Christmas a couple of years ago. So getting
2 GB of memory that I can utilize, on something not much
bigger than a stick of gum, and a lot easier to use than
a CD at one third the price of retail is
a wonderful thing indeed.
The second toy is a different matter altogether. Andy
was to get a new monitor for the new computer and chose
to get a 22" widescreen that I could use and he would
take my 17" flat screen. A 22" wide flatscreen
is a lot of real estate. In fact, the bright background
blue on my desktop actually hurt my eyes. I did something
I never do on my work computer. I actually put a background
picture on the desktop that's reasonably soothing in color
and gives me a point of reference. Otherwise, this thing
is so big you don't really know where to look at it.
I spent yesterday studying web sites using it. You see,
all this flatscreen real estate is fantastic for the graphics
work I do in Photoshop and Flash. It gives me lots of
room to have images up and have my tool bars without the
floating palettes overlaying pictures to the point of
having to reduce the images markedly in size. So it's
wonderful for that.
But....the jury's still out on web pages.
Only a very small percentage of people use anything but
a 1024 x 768 screen resolution on their computers. That
will change, of course. Only a few short years ago
the majority of people used 800 x 600 but very few people
still do. And as more people purchase the larger
flatscreen monitors more web sites will have to be built
keeping that in mind. In fact, a lot of people don't realize
how difficult it actually is to build web sites that will
fit all screen resolutions and browsers. I've been building
in 1024 x 768 for some time now but testing in several
sizes knowing that the sites will still look okay. However,
I haven't had a screen this size before and so haven't
been able to test for this size of 1680 x 1050. Yes, I
Looking at some of my sites I kind of had to go....hmmm.
That's okay but not really a standout. So I had a look
at all manner of other sites built by other webmasters.
Hmmm.....looks like they're having the same problem. What
size do you build for so that a web site looks good on
I only found two sites that looked excellent at the standard
resolution but still looked really, really good on this
size of flatscreen as well. And neither one built for
800 x 600. So I guess I'll have to do some research and
find out how many people are still using the old resolution.
I hate to leave those folks out in the cold but if not
very many are using 800 x 600 anymore, I may stop building
for such a small minority and concentrate on building
websites that work in the present most popular resolution
and on higher resolutions of the future. And it's not
like those folks can't see the website. It's just that
they'll have to scroll to the right to see the width of
the web page. Which I think we all agree is highly
In any case, I am enjoying the intense clarity of the
graphics on this new screen. I'm just not too sure what
to do with the rest of that blank space in front of me.
The Big Moon
it's finally clear enough to see a big, fat, yellow moon
rising in the East. I'm assuming that's the cause of our
sharp drop in temperature today. We were up to a balmy
13.4C when in less than two hours it dropped 10
degrees this afternoon. It's just above freezing
now and still dropping, albeit a little more slowly. Today
was mixed bag of sun and cloud with a chilly little breeze
by this afternoon. Once the clouds cleared away from over
the mountains you could see a fresh dusting of snow and
much heavier snow on the higher peaks.
I've been enjoying warmer temperatures the last two days
that comes with cloud. Even at night, it hasn't been bad
at all. Some people like to contemplate their navel and
although that may be of interest to some, I like to contemplate
the night. The last two nights it's been pleasant
enough to sit outside for a few moments after dark and
wait for the moon to come up. I often wonder what
it's like for those people that live in the urban areas
and always have the pollution from city lights. In the
bush it can get so black that you can't see your hand
in front of your face, but that's actually rarer than
On a night heavy with cloud the moon still backlights
it and slowly you can see the silhouettes of trees and
other objects take shape in the yard. There's really no
such thing as color but rather shades from black to grey
and everything in between. Even the loons have been quiet
the last two nights and the complete stillness is perfect
for meditation if you're into that sort of thing. Every
once in a while you can hear the slight rustle of a tiny
breeze soughing through the leaves on the trees. But that's
it. Sometimes the lack of sound is so profound that
the loudest sound of all is the buzzing in your own ears.
Your brain's way of filling what it considers to be an
unnatural void I guess. No pun intended.
I like the night and the silence that goes with it for
problem solving, whether to do with my business or anything
else that might be on my mind. But lots of time I like
to just sit and watch. We now have a canopied rocking
bench on the back deck and since it's somewhat protected
from breezes, it makes for a very pleasant place to stop
for a few moments. I'm hoping we can utilize it
for watching some northern lights this fall, although
once it looks like snow is going to fly, we'll have to
take it down. In the meanwhile, it's been a wonderful
place from which to contemplate my navel, so to speak.
The water on Nimpo Lake was too rough for fishing
today but I saw one fellow in a float tube that
seemed to be out fishing for most of the day yesterday.
He looked as contemplative as I on my night watches, and
perfectly content. It looks like it might be a neat way
to enjoy the day. Last night the water was covered in
rings from the fish rolling on the surface. Maybe they
knew the weather would be turning and were chowing down
as much as they could. It would have been a good evening
for fishing, that's for sure.
Well, this has been a nice little break from work but
I've got to get back at it now. Things might be a little
busy for articles in the next couple of days so have a
Some Things Just Have To Go
Sack bit the dust yesterday. Sad as it is to cut down
a green pine tree when so many have been hit with the
Mountain Pine Beetle, some things just have to be done.
Sad Sack was a tall, skinny pine that had previously been
protected by a whole forest of trees next to the house.
Once those trees were gone and Sad Sack no longer had
protection from the wind, he rotated like a drunken
ballerina every time the wind blew, sometimes
over the house, and sometimes over the trucks, depending
on what direction the wind was coming from. The roots
would undulate under the soil when Sad Sack was doing
his dance, meaning even after a whole summer to dig in
and stabilize, he hadn't. My biggest fear was that
the tree would fall unexpectedly either on the house or
worse yet, one of the animals.
Andy cut down both a tree that had its top break off in
the wind the other day and Sad Sack yesterday afternoon.
Since they were both green, that meant pulling out the
sawhorses, the draw knife, and me peeling the lengths
for fence posts and rails. Not peeling right away is not
an option. You have no idea what an ordeal it is to peel
logs that have been cut for awhile. I won't even bother
to spend the time if they're not freshly cut and even
then, peeling bark off is much easier in the spring when
the sap is up than in the fall.
I think that puts us at 106 trees down on our property
now. We dropped 99 beetle killed trees this winter
and spring but seven more have either fallen or had to
be cut down because they're so vulnerable to the wind.
That's the problem with trees that grow that close together.
They don't develop a proper root system and because their
lower branches don't get enough sun, they die off. The
tree ends up growing up tall and skinny reaching for the
light and with pine boughs only at the top, it's top heavy
in the wind.
Oh well, stuff happens. Maybe there won't be any more.
We found one interesting thing though. On
the tree with the broken top the bark on one side of it
was dead. When I peeled it you could see the chambers
created by beetle larvae running the length of the tree,
but not girdling it, which is unusual. There was only
the slightest hint of blue stain here and there and then
we found a beetle, but it was less than half the size
of an adult. Andy dug it out to examine it and to our
shock it started moving across the palm of his hand. And
that does not make sense at all!
I don't think it's possible for the larvae to already
be that size this early in the year. And if it is, that
means its parent hit early this summer and if that's the
case, the fungus the beetle carries on it's body should
already have spread through the tree. According to some
of the written work on the subject, it takes a full
year for the beetle to complete its life cycle, and in
the case of high elevations and colder temperatures, it
may take two years. If this is the second year
for the beetle we found, then there definitely should
have been more blue stain. Like I said, none of it makes
sense. But, as we examine more and more trees, we've learned
that the folks that are supposed to know how it all works,
I keep my fingers crossed and knock on wood when
I say this but it almost looks like our Mountain Pine
Beetle epidemic may have slowed somewhat. We've
still got trees around that are green and many of them
were not hit this summer. Some that were weren't hit as
heavily or as hard and some of the stronger trees seem
to have been able to drown the attackers with pitch. Sheer
numbers such as we had two summers ago simply overtake
a tree, but we didn't see the huge flights this year that
we did then. The rotten little buggers are still
there, just not so many. Hopefully, that means
that some of the mid-age or larger trees will survive.
If nothing else, maybe it means our little ones won't
be wiped out as they were at Riske Creek.
This morning started out clear and sunny but deteriorated
to pretty solid grey cloud by this afternoon. We did get
enough sun before the clouds moved in to bring the temperature
up to a little over 12C or around 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
There was a bit of a cool breeze but nothing like yesterday.
It made for a pleasant walk in the woods today and there
were a few folks out fishing on Nimpo Lake today.
Articles might be a little thin this week. It's that time
of year again when I start manufacturing fridge magnet
calendars for my clients and once I get going on the setup,
I don't like to stop, so I'll write when I can.
went out fishing on Nimpo Lake yesterday afternoon and
it was great. Even cool, the weather was perfect
and the lake flat calm for the most part. Fish were jumping
all around us for the first hour we were out and I caught
a nice one shortly after we got near the island. Things
really slowed after that, though. We did get some strong
bites but nothing that stayed and I only got a little
one shortly before we came in. The action on a fly rod
is great right now with the trout having a tremendous
amount of energy and very fat bellies. And last
night you could hear the fish slapping the surface steadily
and watch the ripples spread in the moonlight.
There's definitely an algae buildup on Nimpo Lake right
now, especially away from the Main Arm. Most of it has
been broken up by that wild wind we had the other day
but there's no question it's clouding the water. Lots
of underwater weeds this year in the beds where you usually
find them, and the reeds are really, really tall in the
reed beds. I think that's because our high water early
in the summer forced the reeds to put on height, and then
when the water dropped, they stand unusually tall. That's
okay. Gives the local Muskrat more work.
We were delighted to see three baby loons, juveniles actually,
out past the big island yesterday. None seemed to have
survived the summer in the bays on the South Arm so we
were a little concerned. But Mom was hanging with one
farther out and there were two together following their
parent around on the lake fishing to beat the band. Seeing
them is a bit of a relief since there are so many bald
eagles on the lake now and increasing in population every
year. Where it used to be somewhat unusual to
see one, now we see them every day and in fact saw three
while out fishing yesterday.
Onto continuing yesterday's rant while I'm still
on the bandwagon. For those of you strictly into
reading about gentle nature, you might wish to stop reading
I have to admit that I have a problem with China. Actually,
I don't have a problem with that country so much as that
I have a problem with most of our manufactured goods coming
from China. As I mentioned yesterday, I think that there's
going to be some serious implications as a result.
Friends were telling us the other day that they had decided
they were only going to buy 'American' after being shocked
at how much has that 'made in china' sticker
on it. It took them two years to find running shoes made
in the US and they cost a fortune.
We've already been down that road.
Following the example of my mother and her partner a couple
of years ago, and their refusal to buy anything not made
in the US or Canada, we determined to do the same. For
example, Andy wanted a good pair of hiking boots and knew
well that the product he was looking had long been a well
established brand name and an American icon in boot making.
It was going to cost a lot more money ordering these things
out of the Cabela's catalogue, but it was a well known,
highly respected make, and of course, it said it was made
in the US. We got the boots and sure enough, there was
a big tag on them that said something along the lines
of 'All American Boot since 1898' or some
such date'. Sadly, on the sole and inside the boot, it
said 'made in china'.
As much as we considered buying products from outside
North America a betrayal of sorts, we finally gave up
trying to stick to buying within. You couldn't find anything!
Everything says 'made in china' on it. To me, that's downright
scary. That means another country owns us.
I have to wonder what threats, economic or otherwise,
were made by China that would cause the CEO of Mattel
to back down and apologize to the Chinese about the recalls
on their toys in the past few months. Did some banker
in China pick up the phone and call old President Bush?
"Hey, we're gonna pull the rug out from under
you if we don't get an apology." Or did some
bookkeeper call up the CEO of Mattel and threaten to kick
the company out of China if they didn't get an abject
public apology? An apology for what? If the toys were
manufactured to Mattel's design specs and turned out to
be dangerous, then that's Mattel's fault. But somehow
I don't think they would condone the use of lead paint
on toys. Either way, I've never heard of any CEO
apologizing to any country for such a thing before.
Stuff like this has happened for years with manufacturing
in every country, including ours. But c'mon, this guy
groveled! I think that this is just a very tiny example
of the huge power China now wields over us. And check
out the numbers on money owed. If you knew how much paper
China holds on us, and how badly tilted the trade deficit
is in favor of China over the US, you would not be able
to sleep at night. Somehow this insidious giant has crept
in and taken over and our respective Federal governments
have allowed it to happen.
You can talk all you want about there not being enough
workers to take the low paying or factory jobs in the
US and Canada. And it's true that we North Americans want
to buy our goodies as cheaply as possible and that's difficult
to do when you're paying high wages in the manufacturing
sector. But what happens if there is a recession? Suddenly
there are no jobs and there aren't going to be, even in
the industries manufacturing basic needs
goods that we have to have, because corporations
aren't going to bring their factories back from China.
So now you have a huge workforce, an economy in recession,
and no way of climbing out of the hole. In addition to
that, those wages, no matter how low, are being paid to
workers in another country. That means our economy
does not benefit from those wages or income taxes or a
workforce spending that money here. The only ones
that benefit in the long run from having their factories
in China are the owners or stockholders in those corporations
because cheaper labor and parts adds to their bottom line.
In other words, only a very small portion of the North
American population are actually benefiting in the long
As I mentioned yesterday, I think that there are two things
that are going to devastate our countries, even if there
is only a little burp in the economy. The US has invested
so much money in Iraq and gotten absolutely nothing in
return. Not even an end to the war. That does not mean
I am expressing an opinion about the war one way or another.
I'm just stating an economic fact. So where do you think
that money comes from? For the first time in history,
over half of US debt is owned by outside interests, primarily
China, Japan and Southeast Asian nations. We are
now importing far more than we export and have a huge
trade deficit. The budget deficit is added to daily by
the cost of the war in Iraq. We're also seeing more demand
from developing countries like China and India for oil,
and yet most oil producing countries such as Saudi Arabia
are already producing close to capacity.
To quote the words of Professor of Finance Roger Ibbotson
from an essay he wrote in 2006, "If foreign
countries stop buying our debt, that will cause long-term
bond prices to drop, interest rates to rise and the dollar
to fall. Excess demand for energy and natural resources
from China and India will likely spur a rise in U.S. inflation
rates. Higher interest rates and inflation coupled with
a weak dollar..." equal exactly the same
scenario I discussed yesterday that we saw in the mid
I find it very interesting that what Ibbotson predicted
a year and a half ago has for the most part, come to pass.
I don't think I met a single, solitary person last year
that thought the economy might take a nose dive. Everyone
seemed to think it was just going to keep rolling on as
hot and heavy as it has been. In fact, many people still
do. Scary thought....
Fortunately, since a US presidential election year is
notorious for being a good one because the Federal Reserve
isn't about to rock the boat at that time, and 2008 is
coming up, then I guess we can expect to ride this roller
coaster for one more year. After the election next fall
though, I don't see things as looking too good for any
I could be wrong. But I don't think so.
Hey, check out the picture of the day. Andy
got a beautiful shot of a sunrise over Nimpo Lake this
morning after a call from the neighbour down the lake.
find I moved yesterday's article over here and took it
off of last week's blog, just for consistency in subject
haven't gotten any more snow and our pleasant Fall continues.
I can live with that. I know that a lot of the weather
report here seems repetitious and probably somewhat boring,
but I've had more than one person with a summer
home here tell me they like to know what's happening in
the Chilcotin with regards to weather.
There wasn't much to report yesterday, that's for sure.
Mixed cloud and sun with a very cold wind didn't make
for a particularly nice day and I don't know that the
temperature ever did reach 10C or 50F. It's sitting a
little higher than that today but it's much warmer in
the sun at about 65 degrees Fahrenheit and a lot more
pleasant to be outside. There's hardly a breeze. Just
enough to tell you that Old Man Winter is indeed just
around the corner.
It looks like it might be a good day for fishing
and I'm hoping we can sneak out onto the lake this afternoon
when my overly hardworking partner gets back from doing
some Bobcat work for the neighbours.
Surprisingly, the floatplanes are still out in force,
even this late in the year, which is a good sign. Our
high Canadian dollar is a worrisome event with regards
to bringing visitors to the area from the United States.
The Americans get a lot more bang for their buck when
they're getting at least a third more on the exchange.
By the same token, we lose a lot of Canadian tourism to
the States at times like this because Canadians get a
lot more for their dollar in goods and services. Folks
that might have held off going to the States when the
dollar was only worth 62 cents are now eager to take advantage
of much cheaper airfares and vacations.
Besides hurting the manufacturing sector throughout Canada,
the most significant loss in British Columbia is
to the forest industry. The price of lumber is
down as it is. But even then, when the American importers
can get lumber for 35 to 15 cents less on the dollar,
they buy. When it's at par as it very nearly is right
now, exports to the US trickle away. Since BC relies heavily
on its forest industry, that's a very serious hurt.
Our own mill is a very good example of that. The planer
mill has been shut down for a couple of months now and
the sawmill will be shutting down for renovation in the
near future. Whether anything starts up again this fall
is anyone's guess. The sawmill will have to if they want
to get that lumber out into the yard and started air drying,
but the nickels don't start coming back in to pay the
cost of turning logs into lumber until the planer mill
pumps out finished product for shipment. You can only
carry that expense for so long.
It's been a long, tough haul for the lumber industry
in BC for the last few years. High tariffs imposed
by the US really hurt with the additional burden of low
lumber prices. Our mill is run entirely by diesel generators
so the high cost of fuel for the last couple of years
has put the whole outfit into the red. It couldn't come
at a worse time considering that there are millions
of acres of beetle killed trees out there that need to
be recovered before they simply blow over or rot where
I don't see things getting much better. Housing starts
in the States are down and I think they'll continue to
sink. Canada is always behind but that will happen here
too. I don't see how a recession can be avoided in the
near future, although I sure hate the idea of it occurring.
I'm seeing all the same signs I saw in the 70's prior
to the recession in 1980 and '81.
In most of the western provinces there is a real shortage
of workers and wages are skyrocketing. I haven't
seen an economic climate of this nature since the early
70's when you could quit a job in the morning and have
another by afternoon. An overseas war, high housing
prices, booming economy, high fuel prices and a high dollar
are identical to the scenario we saw in the 1970's. All
led up to the crushing interest rates we saw collapse
our economy only a few short years later.
I personally think what makes this doomsday scenario even
more dangerous than the last is that so much manufacturing
from the States has gone overseas, much of it to China.
When you no longer have a strong manufacturing base, and
you're spending billions of dollars month after month
on that money pit called Iraq, I think you become a slave
to your lenders. Throw in bad lending practices and a
large illegal immigrant population that is utilizing the
country's resources such as the health system and schools
without paying income tax, and I think you'll find
a country teetering on the edge. And I'm not sure
that the Feds can do much about it. Bailing out the banks
and keeping interest rates low might keep panic on the
stock market at bay for awhile, but I don't know that
it can help forever.
Unfortunately, Canada is tied so closely to the US, especially
since she's our biggest trading partner, that if the US
economy takes a nose dive, we won't be far behind. No
matter how strong our economy is at present.
I have to laugh at these economists on television
that assure Canadians that we won't be effected by the
United States' weak lending practices or by her economy
slowing. Excuse me? If the Americans aren't buying their
products, then they're not buying ours. And if they're
not buying ours, then what do you suppose is going to
happen to our manufacturing industries, our forestry and
mining industry? Job loss and cutbacks.
And if you don't have a job, Sweetheart, Canadian or not,
you aren't going to be buying those luxury items, those
houses, those cars, those entertainment centers and other
goodies that have been driving our hot economy for so
long. You're going to pull in your horns, tuck away your
wallet, pray the interest rates on your mortgage don't
skyrocket or you won't be eating, hang on for the ride
and hope it doesn't last too long. Because if it does,
you'll be walking into the bank and handing over
the keys to your house and your new SUV. Just
like so many thousands of people did all across Canada
in the early 80's.
And so starts the domino effect. Something that I've been
predicting for over two years now. Although economics
can be an extremely complicated matter, if you listen
to the economists, anyway, in it's basic form, it's pretty
simple. Adam Smith's theory of economics comes to
mind. Supply and demand. The law of physics also
applies here. What goes up, must come down. In the case
of the economy, it may never come down all the way, but
it will come down.
I only hope for our sake and the sake of everyone else
in North America, that my little doomsday prediction will
not come true.
There's my little rant for this fine, sunny Sunday.
It will probably continue tomorrow so for those of you
that don't care to hear it, skip the blog for a couple
of days and I'm sure I'll be back to just talking about
the weather and the fish jumping fairly soon.
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The purpose of this web site is to draw attention to a
remote area of west central British Columbia. It is a
beautiful area that relies heavily on tourism. The search
engines don't know much about the West Chilcotin, Anahim
Lake, Nimpo Lake or any of the other small communities
in the region and I hope to change that! Even as large
as this site will eventually be, there just isn't enough
room or time in the day to fully describe this incredible
country but I am going to try scraping away at the tip
of the iceberg, so join me!
the links, and see what the West Chilcotin is really like!